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Lady Boss Styling Guide - International Women's Day Edition

| By: Nancy Roque

It's International Women's Day and there's no better time to think about the future. We're already three months into 2017 and what have you done to become the empowered lady boss you're meant to be? We've taken a look at some workplace wardrobes that set the standard for all things corporate-chic. When you're in the office, don't leave your personality outside. Make statements with your ideas, ethics, and your style. And, above all else, pursue what you're passionate about. If you're in need of some inspiration, take a look at this workplace style guide to spice up your look.   Pops of Personality Put...

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Which 2017 Couture Trends Will You be Wearing?

| By: Couture USA

The Spring 2017 Couture shows wrapped yesterday in Paris. Audiences were pared down, but the clothing was as spectacular as always. Couture fashion is a rarified world that only the privileged few get to experience. Custom made for individual customers, a couture dress can take months to create and cost hundreds of thousands. Couture runways are also labs of sorts, where designers have unconstrained avenues to explore a broad scope of creativity. And believe it or not, couture is relevant to how we dress.   Couture influences ready-to-wear fashion, which in turn influences mall brands. Which means that these trends will be popping up on the...

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Was Gabrielle Chanel One of Fashion's First Feminists?

| By: Ali-Amb Split

She pioneered pants and knitwear, and was committed to giving women freedom of movement. She liberated women from corsets in the post World War I era, changed the course of fashion again after World War II. And yes, she was undoubtedly a feminist. Today marks the 46th anniversary of Gabrielle Chanel's death. She opened her first store in 1910, and continued to have an illustrious career until her death at 88 years old. Here are some fun facts about our favorite fashion feminist:   Chanel freed us up by inventing long shoulder straps for handbags. She rightly believed that the short strapped minaudière bags of the early 1900s...

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A Peek Inside Chanel's Holiday at Ritz Paris

| By: Alex Camille Admin

The Ritz Paris is by all accounts one of the world's greatest luxury hotels. It's known for its full-service amenities, storied guest list, and over-the-top opulence. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald behaved notoriously in the lobby bar. It also happens to be where Coco Chanel lived for the last half of her life. She lived in a two-bedroom suite that's now dubbed the Chanel suite and is open to guests for a jaw-dropping $20,000 per night. She was living there when she debuted her Flap bag, and when she re-introduced her legendary tweed suits. All of the lore surrounding this place made me wonder: what was Holiday at Ritz Paris...

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